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The Resource The common thread : a story of science, politics, ethics, and the human genome, John Sulston, Georgina Ferry

The common thread : a story of science, politics, ethics, and the human genome, John Sulston, Georgina Ferry

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The common thread : a story of science, politics, ethics, and the human genome
Title
The common thread
Title remainder
a story of science, politics, ethics, and the human genome
Statement of responsibility
John Sulston, Georgina Ferry
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"John Sulston was director of the Sanger Centre in Cambridge from 1993 to 2000. There he led the British arm of the international team selected to map the entire human DNA sequence, a feat that was pulled off in record time by an extraordinary collaboration of scientists. The ultimate success of the project, after innumerable setbacks and challenges from outside competitors, can be attributed in large part to John Sulston's own determination, passion and scientific excellence." "In this personal account he takes us behind the scenes of one of the largest international scientific operations ever undertaken. He reveals the politics, controversy, ethics, personalities, setbacks and accomplishments that shaped the seven years of research. He is frank about the competition with Craig Venter and Celera Genomics, which threatened to undermine the international community's attempts to make the sequence freely available to everyone. He shares with us his excitement as the project unfolded. And as a pragmatist he reveals his hopes and concerns about how the information unlocked by the Human Genome Project will affect people's lives in the future."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sulston, John
Dewey number
611/.01816
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH445.2
LC item number
.S85 2002b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Ferry, Georgina
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human Genome Project
  • Bioethics
  • Genomes
  • Genetics, Medical
  • Bioethical Issues
  • Genome, Human
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The common thread : a story of science, politics, ethics, and the human genome, John Sulston, Georgina Ferry
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Previously published: London ; New York : Bantam, 2002
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-302) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
With the worms -- On the map -- In business -- Megalomania -- Rivals -- Playing politics -- In the open -- Our genome
Control code
50554275
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 310 pages
Isbn
9780309084093
Lccn
2002014007
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The common thread : a story of science, politics, ethics, and the human genome, John Sulston, Georgina Ferry
Publication
Note
Previously published: London ; New York : Bantam, 2002
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-302) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
With the worms -- On the map -- In business -- Megalomania -- Rivals -- Playing politics -- In the open -- Our genome
Control code
50554275
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 310 pages
Isbn
9780309084093
Lccn
2002014007
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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